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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

There will be a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the City Yard (95 Vincent P. Kelly Road, Bristol, CT 06010) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Another Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will take place on December 4, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Residential Recycling Center located at 642 Christian Lane, Berlin, CT. This event is OPEN TO BRISTOL RESIDENTS.  

Click here to view the 2020 HHW brochure

Residents of Berlin, Bristol, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott may attend. Resident I.D. is required. Please make sure products are sealed. Pack them in a sturdy crate or cardboard box. Leave in your car only as long as necessary, and never smoke while handling. 5 gallon per person limit. No waste from businesses or contractors.


  • Non-empty aerosol cans
  • Household batteries
  • Furniture, floor, & metal polishes
  • Bleach & spot removers
  • Oven, drain, & household cleaners
  • Bug sprays
  • Disinfectants & mildew removers
  • CFL & fluorescent bulbs
  • Ammonia
  • Paint, varnishes, shellac, stains, thinners, & paint strippers. Contact Paint Care for large amounts of paint & paint drop off locations
  • Pool and photographic chemicals
  • Lawn care chemicals such as pesticides & fertilizers
  • Auto fluids such as motor oil & antifreeze
  • Car waxes and cleaners
  • Kerosene & fuel oil
  • Mercury (including thermometers and thermostats)
  • Waste fuel, moth balls, hobby supplies
  • Charcoal lighter fluid


  • Appliances such as air conditioners and microwaves (dispose of these items through bulk pickup, the City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit), or Electronics Waste Collection (no air conditioners or appliances with Freon) 
  • Commercial or industrial waste
  • Electronics such as TVs and computers (dispose of these items through bulk pickup, the City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit), or Electronics Waste Collection)
  • Empty containers (dispose of in your rubbish container)
  • Flares, ammunition, & other explosives (flares: saturate in water in a covered can, then place in your rubbish container; ammunition: contactany State Police Barracks or resident State Trooper’s Office)
  • Medicines or medical devices (medicines: Police Department Drug Take-Back Event; medical devices: health/medical supply store)
  • Open containers
  • Propane tanks (Disposal through City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit) - valves need to be removed unless from a gas grill)
  • Smoke detectors (contact manufacturer for disposal options)
  • Tires (dispose of via Bulk pickup (maximum of 2 tires, no rims), the City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit; max 4 tires per day).

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